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Old 12-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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I buy too much, because there's always something interesting that intrigues me. I don't have the setup or time to brew more than a handful of times a year, and while I've gotten to the stage where the homebrew is good, i like so much variety that I'm always buying stuff.


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Old 12-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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I'm constantly buying something to try out but I end up drinking more hombrew and my collection of commercial beer just keeps growing.


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Old 12-28-2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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100% of the beer i drink is commercial right now. of course that's due to the fact i haven't started brewing. lol. I will admit that its all keg beer, and all microbrews. Redhook, Allagash, Shipyard, etc. Sometimes i grab a sams, but not too often.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:09 PM   #14
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Yesterday I picked up Bitche's brew, and pumpkin ale and a barleywine. I still buy commercial quite regularly, even with a large pipeline, I still get cravings for something different.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #15
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I rarely buy commercial beer. Most of the commercial beer I do drink are beers friends have "compensated" me for giving them homebrew.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #16
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I live in one of the best places in the world for craft brews. I drink them a lot. Deschutes, Rogue, HopWorks, Bridgeport... So many to drink with so little time. But its my love for these quality beers that got me into home brewing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:49 PM   #17
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I drink a lot of craft beers. I'm always looking for new favorites, tasting new things from different breweries, and trying out beers that I've seen popular clone recipes for. I'd hate to brew a clone of something only to find out that it doesn't taste as good as another recipe I have. During the fall and winter I end up buying more, because breweries tend to put out a lot of good seasonals during this time.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:53 PM   #18
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I end up drinking a 50/50 mix of homebrew and commercial craft and wouldn't want it any other way. While I generally have a good pipe line going, there is always a new craft to try or an old favorite I can't resist.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #19
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I love IPAs, so I often try different commercial ones for ideas and/or just to have something different.

I also buy lots of different styles of beer. Every time I try to brew a new style, I'll buy 2-3 commercial examples so I have something to compare my brews to.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:38 PM   #20
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I shop for interesting beers or beers I haven't had in a while throughout the year but mostly during spring and summer I drink homebrew but since I'm a big fan of oktoberfests and the holiday beers I usually end up drinking more commercial beer than homebrew during the cooler months.


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